Dispatches from Pluto

Author: Richard Grant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476709645

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

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New Yorkers Grant and his girlfriend Mariah decided on a whim to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta. This is their journey of discovery to a remote, isolated strip of land, three miles beyond the tiny community of Pluto. They learn to hunt, grow their own food, and fend off alligators, snakes, and varmints galore. They befriend an array of unforgettable local characters, capture the rich, extraordinary culture of the Delta, and delve deeply into the Delta's lingering racial tensions. As the nomadic Grant learns to settle down, he falls not just for his girlfriend but for the beguiling place they now call home.

Summary of Richard Grant's Dispatches from Pluto

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 42

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I met with Mike and his wife, Beth, who kindly offered to lend me the money to buy their house. I was grateful for the offer, but the American mortgage industry was acting sober and averse to low-level risks like me. #2 I bought a house in Mississippi, and it was so easy that I was suspicious. Everyone was incredibly kind and helpful, and I had the sensation of hovering above myself as I signed 18 different legal documents. #3 I had bought a house down near Yazoo City. I was moving in, and the man across the street told me the story of Emmett Till, a white boy who had been killed in Money in 1955. He had no sympathy for the boy whatsoever. #4 I had a very different experience being a resident of Mississippi than a visitor. I realized that I couldn’t just write off the people of Money as racist, because they had suffered from racial violence and injustice for far longer than I had been alive.

The Deepest South of All

Author: Richard Grant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501177842

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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"Natchez, Mississippi, once had more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in America, and its wealth was built on slavery and cotton. Today it has the greatest concentration of antebellum mansions in the South, and a culture full of unexpected contradictions. Prominent white families dress up in hoopskirts and Confederate uniforms for ritual celebrations of the Old South, yet Natchez is also progressive enough to elect a gay black man for mayor with 91 percent of the vote"--

A Place Like Mississippi

Author: W. Ralph Eubanks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1643260588

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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An illustrated tour of the landscapes of Mississippi that have inspired the state’s many lauded writers, from Faulkner and Welty to Morris and Ward.

Crazy River

Author: Richard Grant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439157642

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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From the acclaimed author of Dispatches From Pluto and Deepest South of All comes a rollicking travelogue from East Africa. NO ONE TRAVELS QUITE LIKE RICHARD GRANT and, really, no one should. In his last book, the adventure classic God’s Middle Finger, he narrowly escaped death in Mexico’s lawless Sierra Madre. Now, Grant has plunged with his trademark recklessness, wit, and curiosity into East Africa. Setting out to make the first descent of an unexplored river in Tanzania, he gets waylaid in Zanzibar by thieves, whores, and a charismatic former golf pro before crossing the Indian Ocean in a rickety cargo boat. And then the real adventure begins. Known to local tribes as “the river of bad spirits,” the Malagarasi River is a daunting adversary even with a heavily armed Tanzanian crew as travel companions. Dodging bullets, hippos, and crocodiles, Grant finally emerges in war-torn Burundi, where he befriends some ethnic street gangsters and trails a notorious man-eating crocodile known as Gustave. He concludes his journey by interviewing the dictatorial president of Rwanda and visiting the true source of the Nile. Gripping, illuminating, sometimes harrowing, often hilarious, Crazy River is a brilliantly rendered account of a modern-day exploration of Africa, and the unraveling of Grant’s peeled, battered mind as he tries to take it all in.

Gods of Change

Author: Howard Sasportas

Publisher: The Wessex Astrologer

ISBN: 1902405870

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 332

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This lovely and important work from Howard Sasportas teaches us how to respond to the transits of Uranus,Neptune and Pluto with calmness and a knowledge that the more we work with them, the more worthwhile will be the end result.

The Monthly Review

Author: Ralph Griffiths,George Edward Griffiths

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

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God's Middle Finger

Author: Richard Grant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416534407

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1806


A narrative portrait of the Sierra Madre describes the author's numerous journeys into its ungoverned regions, where he consulted with a folk healer and witnessed local violence and lawlessness that eventually threatened his own survival. Original. 75,000 first printing.